Enhancing mission-driven, data informed leadership and governance of organizations that make the world a better place.
Mission & Data is a firm dedicated to the effectiveness, health, and vitality of educational institutions and other organizations that make the world a better place. We are committed to enhancing mission-driven, data-informed leadership and governance by:
Consulting to improve organizational effectiveness and facilitate organizational transformation.
Developing custom data products, visualizations, and dashboards to highlight progress, identify trends, and leverage actionable insights.
Auditing current practice and analyzing organizational data to recommend process efficiencies and strategic improvements.
Coaching leaders and boards of trustees to enact institutional vision and build a culture of inquiry-based decision making practices.
Mission & Data is the result of years of collaboration between Ari Betof and Kelsey Vrooman. First meeting as faculty of the National Association of Independent School's (NAIS) School Leadership Institute, Ari and Kelsey were paired as home group leaders to mentor emerging leaders in independent schools. Their partnership deepened as Ari invited Kelsey to be a guest lecturer in Ari's UPenn Mid-Career Doctoral course, Educational Finance and Organizational Sustainability. At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, Ari and Kelsey's companies, Organizational Sustainability Consulting and Actionable Institutional Research and Data, respectively, collaborated to resounding success. Their co-developed, customizable financial model offered independent schools and non-profit organizations a valuable and powerful tool to confront the financial uncertainties of the moment.
Betof and Vrooman's collaboration is now an official partnership. Mission & Data merges their individual efforts to create a unified powerhouse firm that harnesses their mutual love of data and commitment to the non-profit sector to affect positive and lasting change in organizations that make the world a better place.